London Duathlon 2005

Saturday 17th September

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24/05/2005 at 11:10

www.thelondonduathlon.com

£45 entry? They're having a laugh, ain't they?

Fortunately, I'm doing a club time trial so probably won't be able to do it!
cougie    pirate
24/05/2005 at 11:14
Hmmm - does seem a bit over the top doesn't it ?
24/05/2005 at 11:37
I'd really like to try a duathlon since I can't swim but £45 is about 3x too much.

I could only find the price on one section of the site - I wonder if it was a typo? (I doubt it though)
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
24/05/2005 at 11:42
£45 exactly what I thought but still imagine they'll have 000's enter (I wont be one of them)
24/05/2005 at 11:43

If I'm not mistaken, isn't the entry to the London Tri £64, irrespective of what event you enter (supersprint, sprint, oly)? If so, £45 for the du seems proportionately extortionate!

24/05/2005 at 11:56
I was going to Email asking why it is sooooo expensive but couldn't find any contact link on the site.
cougie    pirate
24/05/2005 at 11:57
Took me ages to find out it was £45 !
24/05/2005 at 12:11
me too - it's well hidden until the last moment
15/06/2005 at 00:22
Well it is expensive, but I've entered it anyway. I guess they had to fork out quite a lot to get Royal Parks to agree to shut out the traffic

I've been looking for a beginner's duathlon for months and this seems a perfect way to start; it's just down the road and I know the park well. I could wait round for a cheaper one but it might not turn up for ages. And by the time you've paid petrol and spent a couple of hours getting there and back I reckon the difference would be negligible.

Anyone else doing it?
15/06/2005 at 09:16
I've been ripped off as well... but if i didn't enter I know that I would regret being in the park that day watching and wondering why I hadn't given it a try... anyone got a bike I can borrow?!?
15/06/2005 at 09:59
I'm doing it (my first duathlon, but then it is also my first running event!) hence my question earlier about how to train.

Knowing the park well from many 100's of laps training on my bike I reckon both the ride and the run's will be difficult, hilly routes.

I'm feeling nervous already.
15/06/2005 at 10:23
seeing London Tri have had my dosh, and this is one week after Vitruvian 1/2 IM - I won't be there...........

have fun those doing it.........
15/06/2005 at 11:27
I've got a dilemma actually inasmuchas I have a place in the New Forest half the next day. Much as I love the race, I've done it twice before whereas I've never done a duathlon. I'm wondering whether to do the NFHM as well, maybe as a very long recovery run. Or is that just desperate?
ImRio    pirate
15/06/2005 at 17:51
I don't mind being ripped off either!! It will be my first duathlon and my 41st birthday so I HAD to enter!!! lol
15/06/2005 at 23:38
OK that's

Mackem
Spans
Scott Phillips 2
Rio Fair

As it's my first I'm doing the shorter one (disparagingly called the Fun race) as I reckon it'll be less embarrassing and good enough as an introduction to the discipline. What about the rest of you?
16/06/2005 at 07:46
Thinking about this one - put of by the price at the moment and the prospect of having to travel up fom Southampton way.

Never done a duathlon before so would probably go for the 'fun' distances.

Anybody know of any others on the south coast?
16/06/2005 at 11:21
because i have that slightly mad streak in me...

Mackem (fun?!)
Spans (challenge!)
Scott Phillips 2
Rio Fair
16/06/2005 at 12:27
Spans, it will definately be a challenge without a bike!
ImRio    pirate
16/06/2005 at 12:28
TGTBTI I am coming from Wales so about the same sort of distance. Never done one before but doing the challenge anyway!! Cos I am mad too




Mackem (fun?!)
Spans (challenge!)
Scott Phillips 2
Rio Fair (challenge)
20/06/2005 at 12:32
I have never done one either - just entered this morning - buying a bike this week (am highly excited). Really think I could get into the 'tri thing'.

Anyone any tips for a newbie?
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